Four felony charges for driver in Andover crash

The driver of car involved in a single-vehicle crash in Andover has been charged with four felonies in Anoka County District Court.

Misty Rose Briese, 26, Little Canada, was arraigned in court March 27 on four counts of criminal vehicular operation, two great bodily harm and two substantial bodily harm.

She was released on her own recognizance and is due back in court April 24.

Briese is accused of driving drunk on Prairie Road Aug. 26, 2012 and losing control of her vehicle, causing it to leave the road and finish upside down in a ditch, injuring both her adult male front passenger and her five-year-old daughter in the back seat.

According to the complaint, the male passenger had to have surgery for multiple fractures, while the child had a finger amputated.

Following the crash, Briese submitted to a blood test, which showed a .14 blood-alcohol level, the complaint alleges.

Witnesses alleged the car was being driven at 90 to 100 mph, passing vehicles in a no passing zone and running stop signs before losing control on a curve.

Other witnesses allegedly identified Briese and the male drinking at nearby bar minutes before the crash, while the five-year-old left in the car.

When the witnesses went to confront Briese, she sped out of the parking lot in her vehicle, the complaint alleges.

Peter Bodley is at peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com

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